Nixon called Indira Gandhi an old witch (not too far from the truth, but I digress), and when the Indians were beating the crap out of Pakistan in the 1971 war, Kissinger tried to persuade China to invade India.
So much for Mr K's crapola about "communist" infiltration.
Is it no wonder that Christopher Hitchens calls Kissinger a thug.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1709 times:
My mother accompanied Indira Gandhi on the infamous trip to Washington in 1971 and she has long maintained that Indira hated Nixon just as much as he disliked her. Also, Indira had been made aware about Nixon's "witch" comment through some means (although I believe she understood it was "bitch" rather than "witch") which didn't really help things back in those days.
Well, time for the RSS or similar to drag out the mobs and hold a demonstration in front of the US Embassy again.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
Quoting Dvk (Reply 3): Why am I having visions of Baba Wawa saying "Tell me, Mrs. Gandhi, why do you have a pimento in your forehead?"
There was an even funnier episode on SNL where Lorraine Newman played Mrs Gandhi. It poked fun at the State of Emergency imposed by Mrs Gandhi. John Belushi played Sanjay Gandhi, her thuggish son. In the skit, all he did was read comic books, but was destroyed in the end by a giant cow that falls from the sky on his head.
It was a total riot ! You can catch SNL on re-runs.
NYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1388 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1617 times:
maybe it was a bigger deal back in the 1970's, but calling someone a bitch doesn't seem to raise eyebrows anymore. That term gets thrown around so much people hardly even notice it. So, Nixon calling Indira that word doesn't seem like a big deal. At least compared to some of Nixon's other actions.